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2015 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize: Late Dora Akunyili's daughter, Njideka Crosby is doing so well (photos)

2015 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize: Late Dora Akunyili's daughter, Njideka Crosby is doing so well

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, one of the daughters of the late Dora Akinyuliis the 2015 winner of the tenth annual Joyce Alexander Wein ArtistPrize.
The Studio Museum in Harlem made the announcement on Monday, October 26, revealing that it was bestowing its Wein Prize - a $50,000 award won inthe past by esteemed artists like Lorna Simpson, Glenn Ligon and TrentonDoyle Hancock - to the Nigerian-born painter who has lived and worked inthe United States for many years.

2015 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize: Late Dora Akunyili's daughter, Njideka Crosby is doing so well
2015 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize: Late Dora Akunyili's daughter, Njideka Crosby is doing so well
2015 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize: Late Dora Akunyili's daughter, Njideka Crosby is doing so well

According to Randy Kennedy in the New York Times, the prize - established by George Wein, a founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, in honor of his wife, Joyce Alexander Wein, a trustee of the museum who died in 2005 - has been given every year since 2006 to established oremerging African-American artists.
Ms. Crosby, 32, who recently moved to Los Angeles, has become known for large-scale paintings that depict African and American domestic scenes. The scenes are visually complicated with collage elements drawn from Nigerian lifestyle magazines, her own photo albums and the Internet, works that, as Smithsonian Magazine wrote.

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